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Coming Down From 11,800 Feet


The road down from Ophir Pass
Ophir, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

The Call Of The Mountains


Looking toward Mt. Calowahcan
Kicking Horse, Montana — October 2016
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Cindy and I can only go for a few short months before we begin getting a hunger to see the big peaks and long ranges of the mountains in the American West.  Which are our favorites?  Dunno, as they all have their appeal and charm, and we’ve seen a bunch over the years.

Heavy Presence


Squaretop Mountain looms in the distance
Green River Lake, Wyoming — October 2017
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Zeiss Biogon 21/4.5 ZM
Ilford Pan F Plus + T-MAX RS (stock) 4 minutes

Cindy and I first saw Squaretop Mountain and the back-country around it in YouTube videos some time ago, and decided we had to see it for ourselves on this trip.

It did not disappoint.

While we did hike toward it on this day, heavy weather was moving in and we didn’t want to be stranded on foot in unfamiliar territory.  So we played it cautious and turned back when the visibility began to deteriorate.  But we’ll be back.  It’s so gorgeous there that we’ll definitely be back.

Hot Stuff


Norris Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming — October 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Anytime we pass by the Norris Geyser Basin, we always stop — even if it’s just for a brief visit.

Vista Extraordinaire


Red Canyon
Fremont County, Wyoming — October 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

If you’ve never seen the sweeping grandeur of the wide open spaces of the American West, the scenic overlook for Red Canyon is a good place to start (be sure to click on the image at least twice to see it at full scale).

Located just 13 miles to the southwest of Lander, Wyoming, the crimson cliffs (red sandstone colored by ferrous oxide) really “pop” amidst the more subdued tan and sage colors of the surrounding native flora.

You can read more about the area via Wikipedia here, and a little more history of it here.